Sarah Fuller Makes History

Vanderbilt senior becomes first woman to play in SEC football game

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Sarah Fuller made history Saturday.

Vanderbilt’s senior student-athlete became the first woman ever to officially take the field during a football game in a Southeastern Conference and Power 5 Conference game. Fuller took the opening kickoff of the third quarter during Vanderbilt’s contest at Missouri.

Fuller’s kick went 30 yards and was downed at the Missouri 35-yard line.

Fuller, from Wylie, Texas, spent four seasons as a keeper for the Vanderbilt soccer team. The Commodores recently won the 2020 SEC Tournament with Fuller in goal for all four postseason wins.

After winning that soccer championship Sunday, Fuller returned to Nashville from Orange Beach, Alabama, and joined the football team earlier in the week. She was officially cleared to play before traveling to Missouri where the Commodores are facing the Tigers today.